W and Rangefinder

Personal

Just when I thought I couldn’t like him any more, he goes and makes my heart flutter like a schoolgirl. I’ve had an outstanding crush on Brad Pitt since I was old enough to realize boys weren’t always going to remain the smelly, sweaty, and mean creatures who made fun of my potbelly, silver headgear protruding from my face, and tortoiseshell glasses. They might—with a stroke of good luck—morph into someone resembling a demigod with bright blue eyes, dirty blond hair, and rugged good looks.

As I grew up, however, I realized the boys? Yeah, they still don’t look like Brad.

I received my newest copy of W Magazine in the mail yesterday and was pleasantly surprised. Nah. I reverted back to the schoolgirl of yesteryear when I noticed Angelina Jolie on the cover, with photo credit attributed to Brad Pitt. Be still my beating heart. Brad’s photo essay (yes, he and I are on a first name basis because we’re cool like that) was lovely and real, but the layout was nothing short of fabulous! A ton of white, negative space, one photo to every double-page spread, the entire series done in black&white. Totally feroche. If you get the chance, definitely check it out!

Speaking of magazines, my blog was featured in the latest edition of Rangefinder Magazine in an article about blogging, its importance, and how-to’s written by Steve Tout. Special thanks to Joan Solitario for emailing me the following scan of the magazine since I have yet to receive it. The article is great for someone who’s considering a blog or just getting started in the photography business…I, obviously, couldn’t say enough good things about blogging and know my business wouldn’t be where it is today without my blog.

I realize my blog is a mix of personal stories and professional work, and while there are some readers who prefer watching grass grow than read another story about Polo, I appreciate the time people spend to stop by and say hi. It means a lot and I thank you.